Visiting artist to conduct stone and plate litho workshop at USD

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota welcomes visiting artist Tom Christison to the College of Fine Arts for a lecture at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts 172.

Christison is also scheduled to present a workshop on stone and plate lithography in the College of Fine Arts (room 176) Nov. 12-14 beginning at 9 a.m. each day. Workshop participants can sign up at the art office (first-come, first-serve basis). The USD print shop will provide one litho plate per student and paper for printing. Christison will demonstrate techniques of toner washes and latex monotype transfers along with his knowledge of stone and plate litho. A lecturer of art at the University of Iowa, Christison has taught at McNeese State University, Ohio University and the University of Tennessee. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a master’s degree from Arizona State University. In addition to teaching courses in drawing and printmaking, Christison has conducted workshops at Frogman’s Press in Vermillion and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tenn. Christison, who has been part of the Master Printmaker in Residence Program at the Robert Blackburn Print Workshop in New York City and a resident at the Plain Museum of Art in Fargo, N.D., maintains a private print studio in Iowa City. His work can also be found in several permanent collections, including The National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C., The Whitney Museum of American Art at New York City, and the India Habitat Center in New Delhi, India.